Category: parenthood

The Beauty of Gray-or-Surviving the Post-Election World

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.- Voltaire (who I should probably read someday) Isn’t that what is so amazing about America? You are allowed to feel one way and I am free to feel another. We can, in no way, see eye to eye, and that’s ok. This... Read more »

Arroz con Ketchup

Dear readers, I am off for a little weekend adventure which I will tell you all about next Sunday. In the meantime, I am reposting one of my favorite Ay, Mama! posts of all times. Enjoy! ————————————————————–     Growing up, I knew a lot of people who put ketchup in just about everything they... Read more »

Why them?

A friend of my recently suffered the devastating loss of her unborn child halfway through her pregnancy. When I reached out to her to offer my condolences, she said she couldn’t understand why these tragedies happen to good people, people who would give anything to dedicate their lives to loving a child. I understand this... Read more »

I'm a "Titi"!!!

My family is slowly taking over all the holidays. I have already blogged about how both my grandfather’s death and our signing the paperwork to pursue Dylan’s adoption happened on Valentine’s Day and how my grandmother passed away on New Years’ Day. Now my brother – whose birthday falls on Groundhog’s Day – has welcomed... Read more »

"El Nudo"

If things continue the way they are, when Dylan grows up he will either live in an isolated tropical island or in a nudist colony. This boy does NOT want to keep his clothes on. It is cold outside. Even with the thermostat at 71 degrees, I walk around the house all day long in... Read more »

What To Really Expect

My good friend Lisa Honcharuk will be writing for me today. Lisa is a constant source of amusement to me; I swear, everyone needs a friend like Lisa. She will always stand by you and tell you just like it is. Ok, so who didn’t go out within the first few weeks of being pregnant to purchase... Read more »

The Corporate Traveler's Wife

It's a girl! The color pink has taken over our house. Decorating the nursery was so much fun.  Michael actually made the final color selection, but he keeps trying to convince me that girls can wear colors other than pink. Keep working on that one, Hon!
Last Week’s Blog: “A Backyard Full of Luck” Today, my best friend for the last 21 years has agreed to share her story. Angi and I have been through everything together – the awkward days of junior high, show choir camp and acting in the community theatre during our high school days, rooming together in college –... Read more »